Richard Neutra (1892–1970) was a prophet of clean, crisp modernism, and his houses - most of which were built in California - have inspired countless architects and emboldened preservationists in an area of the country notoriously quick to raze landmarks. He contributed to many architectural designs in other countries during his career but a legendary design is this lean stone-and-glass house known as Neutra’s Pescher house in Wuppertal, Germany: built five years before his death.
A three-bedroom contemporary in Westwood, Mo., a village 15 miles from downtown St. Louis, is on the market for $1,498,000. Built in 1970, the house was designed by Ted Christner, a St. Louis-area architect whose firm has received awards from the American Institute of Architects. NYTimes.com